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Man United hope St Andrews sessions tee up Premier League

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Aug 9, 2021Rob DawsonCorrespondent ST ANDREWS, Scotland -- "They're pish," replied the taxi driver, pulled over on Buchanan Gardens, when told it was the Manchester United team coach that had briefly stopped traffic.Despite that blunt assessment, the welcome Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players received in Scotland was otherwise warm as they made final preparations…

NFL Week 8 fashion files

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Oct 31, 2021Kelly CohenESPN While NFL Sunday Week 8 falls on a fun holiday for most, there are some teams that are going to have a scarier than usual Halloween.Will Jameis Winston get revenge against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team that drafted him first in 2015? Will Dak Prescott start in Sunday night's Dallas…

Inside stories of Aaron Rodgers’ weirdness, told by his backups

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IT IS 2010. Aaron Rodgers is going into his third season as the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. He is a Pro Bowler, a superstar on the rise. Graham Harrell is new to the Packers, signed to be the third-stringer. Harrell is a friendly, fast-talking Texan from Brownwood, and he develops a real…

If Giannis did what I think he just did, the

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Giannis could be even scarier this season.Image: Getty ImagesWhen we last left two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo he was ordering a cheat meal fit for a champion: 50 (not 51, not 49) chicken minis from Chick-Fil-A, with a large Sprite/lemonade. This was a month after narrowly defeating the Brooklyn Nets while we all complained about…

DeChambeau’s frustration continues at St

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For the better part of two months, nothing has been easy for Bryson DeChambeau.The latest example occurred on Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, where the eight-time PGA Tour winner saw a chance to win evaporate with a couple of balls in the water on the back nine.His 4 strokes lost…

Phil nervous about fans at event before Masters

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- While praising the PGA Tour for the way it has handled the return to competition during the coronavirus pandemic, Phil Mickelson also expressed doubt about having a limited number of spectators return at the Vivint Houston Open, especially given the tournament is only a week prior to the Masters.Mickelson said Wednesday…

Which women’s college basketball recruits took their games to new

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We updated our women's college basketball recruiting rankings for the Classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 coming off a full summer of live period recruiting events that featured several major circuits and event championships.Being able to scout college prospects in person again made it possible to witness firsthand the players who raised their skill level,…

Houston Texans owner Cal McNair is the latest disgrace in

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Cal McNair, national embarrassment.Photo: Getty ImagesI’m starting to sense a pattern here.The Washington Football Team is not the only embarrassing franchise in the NFL. For at least the last five years, the Houston Texans have systematically ruined a promising young team through mismanagement, power grabs, and scandal — the most recent of which features team…

Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker

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For the third time this year, "College GameDay" has chosen a top-10 matchup to preview. This time, the program heads to Athens, Ga., where No. 8 Arkansas will look to take down No. 2 Georgia in a cross-division matchup. Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Co. will preview their third…

‘Omaha! Omaha!’ How Peyton Manning changed quarterbacking forever

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The record-breaking play some 17 years ago was like something drawn up by kids in the dirt. But it further established Peyton Manning as the NFL's greatest quarterback at the line of scrimmage.Manning secretly told receiver Brandon Stokley he would give him the "smash symbol" -- a universal call players around the NFL…